Happy Homemaker Monday, 2/13/2023

Good afternoon everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was full, but good. Friday night Laura had her best friend sleep over after the middle school dance. We got late-night pizza and they watched movies. They are adorable! Saturday Drew and Noah were in the city all day. Noah had his interview and audition for Berklee College of Music. It’s so hard to assess how you did in that stressful environment. I’m sure he was great! Now we wait… He has an interview and second audition for his first-choice school next week. Yesterday I took my daughter and her friend to see Titanic and let me tell you — 3 hours in 3D glasses is way too much! Yikes, I had a bit of a headache afterwards. But they had a blast, and really that is what matters.

Today I thought I’d join in with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Money (even though I am not technically a homemaker since I work, I feel like I am one at heart).

The Weather:::
Currently 52 degrees! This weather is crazy and I am not loving it. The flowers and trees are so confused. Some folks in town who have an apiary are suffering major bee losses. And I can only imagine how bad the tick situation will be this summer. Here’s what the week looks like in New York:

As I look outside my window:::
I’m typing this up at work so I just see the parking lot and the field next door. It is sunny and quiet at the moment!

Right now I am:::
Counting down until I can go home, LOL! I do have to come back for our Board meeting tonight, but I have checked off pretty much everything on my list today, and then some. So I don’t feel too bad sneaking in a blog break.

Thinking and pondering:::
I am working on reorganizing my craft area at home, so I have been thinking about better storage options for things like stamps, ink pads, stickers, paper, die cuts…. all that fun stuff!

On my bedside table:::
Hmm, I would have to think! I know I have my water, my levothyroxine, a couple crossword puzzle books, hand lotion, night cream, and headbands and ponytail holders. Not sure what else!

On my tv today:::
This weekend I started watching Watchmen (the HBO series) with Drew . He has watched it at least twice and I have not seen it. WOW, just wow. I can understand why he has rewatched it because there is just so much going on and so much to digest. I would definitely recommend it.

Listening to:::
Just the traffic going by! It is a very quiet afternoon here. I’m hoping everyone is making the most of this warm and unseasonable weather!

On the lunch plate:::
I had some leftover lentil soup, naan, and grapes. This was the new recipe I wanted to try and I was not crazy about it, honestly. It’s ok, but I don’t think I’ll make it again.

On the dinner plate:::
I didn’t get anything in the Crock Pot for tonight so I think I will just make some turkey burgers, oven fries, and salad. Quick and easy before I have to head back out to my meeting.


On the menu for this week:::

  • Sunday – Chicken piccata, roasted rosemary potatoes, broccoli
  • Monday – Turkey burgers, oven fries, salad
  • Tuesday (Valentine’s Day) – Chicken tacos
  • Wednesday – Chili, hot dogs, chips
  • Thursday – Ham steaks, mac & cheese, asparagus
  • Friday –  Breakfast burritos, salad
  • Saturday – Take-out

On my reading pile:::
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer (audiobook)
Becoming Free Indeed by Jinger Vuolo (ebook)

On my to do list:::

  • Order Noah’s cap & gown
  • Send in a baby picture of Laura for yearbook
  • Laundry (never ending!)
  • Car inspection & oil change

Plans for this week:::
See above, in addition to work! We have no weekend plans and I am crossing my fingers they stay that way. I would absolutely love to have a wide-open weekend to putter around the house.

What I am creating:::
Still working on my dragon fin shawlette, which I hope to finish up this week. Also working on some dishcloths for spring.

My simple pleasure:::
Drinking coffee and checking Timehop every morning. I love looking back on all the memories!

Looking around the house:::
I did a lot of cleaning on Saturday morning while the girls were hanging out upstairs, and it wasn’t too bad when I left this morning so hopefully nothing changed! I’ll be taking down my (very limited) Valentine’s Day decorations at the end of the week and starting to switch out wintery stuff for early spring stuff.

From the camera:::

I tried my hand at a French Toast bake for Saturday breakfast. Usually I don’t eat anything quite so carby, but it made for a fun (and pretty) sleepover breakfast and it was really delicious!

3 Replies to “Happy Homemaker Monday, 2/13/2023”

  1. Hello!!! Your weekend sounds lovely. And that French Toast Bake looks delicious! I have never made it, but it really looks good! Also, how very clever of you to keep your levothyroxine on your bedside table. Would you believe I have never thought of doing that?? Thanks for the tip! So happy to have met you here. Have a cozy evening!

  2. I love the background on your blog – it’s so pretty! I’ve been doing HHM on and off since the beginning many, many years ago! I’ve been a homemaker, worked part time, full time out of the house, and currently full time FROM the house! But I’m always a homemaker too – taking care of family and groceries and menu planning. The French toast bake looks really great! Oh – and I just recently reorganized my small crafting stuff into some little plastic divided containers. Actually, I also have some in decorative boxes too. I have a LOT of craft stuff. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. That French toast bake looks delicious! I’ve seen The Watchmen movie but I forgot they made a series out of it. I’ll have to check it out soon. Hope you are having a great week so far!

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